Advanced Committee

The Advanced Seminar Committee works to create a more informed TIDA membership – one challenged and invigorated through seminars and presentations on particular issues critical to the trucking and transportation industries and the legal community serving them.

Complementing the broader Annual Fall Seminar, TIDA’s Advanced Seminar Committee organizes biennial forums targeting specific trucking industry defense topics, skills and strategies. Providing instruction, guidance and insight, the Committee stewards TIDA members on methods to best prevent claims before they arise and recognize and counter factors and conditions leading to trucking and transportation lawsuits. The Committee fosters skills necessary to vigorously and fairly defend cases once filed, coaching industry personnel and defense counsel on effective defense strategies to be used during a lawsuit’s investigation, discovery, negotiation and trial phases.


Board Advisors

Doug Betkowski
Swift Transportation

April Arnold
USA Truck, Inc.

Committee Members

Bob Golden, Chair
Dowd & Dowd, Ltd.

Tim Roth, Vice Chair
Gallagher Sharp, LLP

Lisa Gonnerman
Transport Corporation of America

Karen Saab-Dominguez
Goldberg Segalla LLP

James Jebo
Harman Claytor Corrigan & Wellman, PC

Kevin Branch
McMickle, Kurey & Branch, LLP

Maria Fox
Fee, Smith, Sharp & Vitullo, LLP

Ed Leonard
Tyson & Mendes

Lea Richmond
Carr Allison